Wednesday, August 23rd


David Elton Tjerstad age 69 of Rural Blair, WI died on Friday, August 11, 2017 at his home in rural Blair.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in the North Beaver Creek Faith Lutheran Church in rural Ettrick, WI with Pastor Dave Hendrickson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Daniel Tjerstad Farm N3665 Hoheim Road. Ettrick, WI. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will follow in the North Beaver Creek Faith Lutheran Cemetery.
Kratz Funeral Home-Portage is assisting the family with arrangements. (

Robert E. Guinn, age 93, of Whitehall, died on Friday, August 11, 2017 in the Sunrise Manor in Whitehall.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home with burial in the Lincoln Cemetery both in Whitehall.

Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Mary Ann (Dolle) Maravelas, 61, of La Crosse, left us TOO SOON on Aug 4, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving Family after a 2nd devastating 14-month battle with multiple cancers.

Mary fought hard with the grace, Spirit, dignity, LOVE of life, LOVE of Family and the LOVE of others she demonstrated throughout her life.
Mary was born to Joseph and Joyce (Jostad) Dolle on August 23, 1955 in Arcadia, WI. As the oldest on the Farm, Mary learned the value and reward of hard work which She carried over to the many challenges and interests to come. Mary excelled at everything She did, including Academic Honors (and Christmas Queen) in High School. She left the Farm immediately after high school, but the Farm never left her.
Mary moved to “the City” where She worked at Wards and JCPenney Dept stores and graduated from Interior Design School. At JCP, Mary was recognized for outstanding window displays and was offered the window designer management position at JCP corporate in Mpls, but decided to stay close to home when She met George Maravelas and soon became engaged.

Magdalene Mary Klein, 98, of Galesville and formerly Trempealeau, WI died on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Marinuka Manor in Galesville, WI.

Magdalene was born on November 9, 1918, in Arcadia to Joseph and Mary (Sobotta) Kupietz. On February 28, 1938, she married Floyd L. Klein at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arcadia.
Magdalene farmed with Floyd until 1992 when they retired.
She was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Trempealeau and the P.C.C.W. Magdalene was devoted to her Catholic Faith and praying the rosary. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She always made sure that the children had gifts for Christmas and birthdays. When company came she had wonderful homemade bread, apple pies and other treats for her guests. She was a wonderful cook.
Magdalene is survived by her children: Barbara (Clayton) Hammer of Galesville, Sharon (Robert) Kramer of Dodge, Roger (Joanne) Klein of Arcadia, Carlton Klein of Trempealeau, Wendell (Anna) Klein of Trempealeau, Loren (Sharon) Klein of Winona, Mark (Lisa) Klein of Winona; 19 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; sisters-in-laws: Florence and Marie Kupietz; many nieces and nephews.

Marian C. Klimek, age 84, of Blair, and formerly of Arcadia, died Monday August 7, 2017, at Grandview Care Center in Blair, WI.

Marian C. Klimek was born September 28, 1932, in Arcadia, WI to Stanley and Josephine (Kujak) Klimek. She graduated from St. Stanislaus School in Arcadia and continued her education and graduated from St. Catherine School of Nursing in 1957 and St. Cloud School of Anesthesiology in 1959. Marian worked as an anesthesiologist in Shokopee, MN, Wausau, WI, Eau Claire, WI, and Whitehall, WI. She retired from Tri County Memorial Hospital in Whitehall, WI in 1997 after working there for 25 years.

Marian’s hobbies included bowling, furniture upholstery, coin collecting and traveling.

She is survived by a sister Loretta Kuka, and a brother Frank (Marie) Klimek, all of Arcadia, WI. She is further survived by nieces and nephews; Bev (Norm) Hoch, Dave (Rita) Kuka, Duane (Sandy) Kuka, Betty (Al) Baker, Michael (Marie) Schneider, Steve Schneider and Matthew (Theresa) Klimek.